assembly Bill A7192

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections or a bipartisan committee to conduct a risk-limiting audit of voter verifiable audit records

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Apr 11, 2019 referred to election law

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-211, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10241

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections or a bipartisan committee appointed by such board to conduct a risk-limiting audit of voter verifiable audit records from voting machines or systems within the jurisdiction of such board.

A7192 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7192

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring the board  of
  elections  or  a bipartisan committee to conduct a risk-limiting audit
  of voter verifiable audit records

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 9-211 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  1. (A) Within fifteen days after each  general  or  special  election,
within thirteen days after every primary election, and within seven days
after  every  village  election conducted by the board of elections, the
board of elections or a bipartisan committee  appointed  by  such  board
shall CONDUCT AN audit OF the voter verifiable audit records from [three
percent  of]  THE  voting  machines  or RISK-LIMITING systems within the
jurisdiction of such board IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS PROMULGAT-
ED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  THIS  SECTION.  Such  audits  may  be
performed  manually  or via the use of any automated tool authorized for
such use by the state board of elections which is independent  from  the
voting  system  it  is  being  used to audit. Voting machines or systems
shall be selected for audit through a random, manual process.  At  least
five  days prior to the time fixed for such selection process, the board
of elections shall send notice by first class mail  to  each  candidate,
political party and independent body entitled to have had watchers pres-
ent  at the polls in any election district in such board's jurisdiction.
Such notice shall state  the  time  and  place  fixed  for  such  random
selection  process.  The audit shall be conducted in the same manner, to
the extent applicable, as a canvass of paper  ballots.  Each  candidate,
political  party  or  independent  body  entitled to appoint watchers to
attend at a polling place shall be entitled to appoint  such  number  of
watchers to observe the audit.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.